Issue 59
(January/February 2003)

In this Issue:

High jinks on the high seas at the 2002 Angostura Tobago sail week. Photograph by David Wears

Angostura Sail Week 2003

The 2003 Angostura Tobago Sail Week takes place in Tobago from May 11-16.
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Front row, from left Robin Hunte and Emile Straker Back row, from left Chris Gibbs, Willie Kerr and Peter Roet. Photograph courtesy the Merry Men

Movers & Shakers (January/February 2003)

The Merrymen celebrate 40 years of music; Sam Mendes says farewell to London; the Santa Rosa School in Guyana gets more than they imagined; Trinidadian figurer skater sets sights on 2006 Winter Olympics glory; Peter Minshall wins an Emmy Award; Heather Headley goes R& B
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Book reviews (January/February 2003)

New and recent books about the Caribbean
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Upbeat (January/February 2003)

New music from the Caribbean
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Beat bytes: World Wide Wine-down-de-place

Michael Goodwin prepares us for Trinidad and Tobago's carnival via popular websites
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Illustration by Russel Halfhide

Blue Mountain Coffee: Jamaica’s Treasure Brew

One of the world's most luxurious products is produced right here in the Caribbean. Robert Beers looks at the market for Jamaica's famous Blue Mountain coffee
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"Where did I leave my stilts?" Photograph by Stefan Falke

Catching the Carnival jumbie

Trinidad's Kilimanjaro School revives an old tradition and helps youngsters reach amazing heights
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Poolside at the Crane, Barbados' s oldest resort hotel. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Barbados: Total Vacation

Barbados boasts it has something for everyone. Vaneisa Baksh tries to take it all in
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Illustration by Marlon Griffith

On Caribbean national anthems

Garry Steckles wonders why Caribbean national anthems don’t swing to an island beat
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Black glass wine and utility bottles dominated the 1700s, though some houses devised recipes for new colours. These specimens come from Guyana. Front row from left: Dutch mini “lady’s leg”, also called a “long neck”; small Belgian thin-walled flask, c1700; Dutch utility bottle, also called a “snuff”, late 1700s. Back row: two standard Dutch “lady‘s legs”. Photograph by Eric Young

Beauty in a bottle

What’s so fascinating about old bottles? Roxan Kinas explains the charms of these fragile artifacts
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Strange bedfellow: Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, Peter Noel and the Rev Al Sharpton cozy up in a Village Voice cover shot, 1999. Photograph by Robin Holland/ Courtesy The Village Voice

Peter Noel: the Baron of Baj

Georgia Popplewell investigates how a Trini from “behind the bridge” became a leading commentator on issues of race in America.
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The Caribbean Mother Courage

Simone Schwarz-Bart’s novel The Bridge of Beyond commemorates the strength of Caribbean womanhood. James Ferguson is inspired by this historical resilience
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Photograph by Maura Imbert

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Lunar influence determines high and low tides in the ocean, but can it also affect human beings? Maura Imbert considers the myth of moon-madnes
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Illustrations by Shalini Seereeram

Under the Blue

A Short Story by Keith Jardim
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Illustration by James Hackett

The Man Who Wanted to be a Horse

In search of true merengueismo, Simon Lee visits the Dominican Republic, and finds a kind of magical realism alive and kicking in the Caribbean
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Masquerader from Picoplat, the Peter Minshall/Callaloo Company 2002 Carnival presentation. Photo by Sean Drakes/Blue Mango

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